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Atmospheres and radiating surfaces of neutron stars with strong magnetic fields

Atmospheres and radiating surfaces of neutron stars with strong magnetic fields
Atmospheres and radiating surfaces of neutron stars with strong magnetic fields
We review the current status of the theory of thermal emission from the surface layers of neutron stars with strong magnetic fields B ~ 1010 - 1015 G, including formation of the spectrum in a partially ionized atmosphere and at a condensed surface. In particular, we describe recent progress in modeling partially ionized atmospheres of central compact objects in supernova remnants, which may have moderately strong fields B ~ 1010 - 1011 G. Special attention is given to polarization of thermal radiation emitted by a neutron star surface. Finally, we briefly describe applications of the theory to observations of thermally emitting isolated neutron stars
016-[27pp]
Potekhin, Alexander Y.
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Ho, Wynn C.G.
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Potekhin, Alexander Y.
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Ho, Wynn C.G.
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Chabrier, Gilles
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Potekhin, Alexander Y., Ho, Wynn C.G. and Chabrier, Gilles (2016) Atmospheres and radiating surfaces of neutron stars with strong magnetic fields. Proceedings of Science, MPCS2015, 016-[27pp].

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We review the current status of the theory of thermal emission from the surface layers of neutron stars with strong magnetic fields B ~ 1010 - 1015 G, including formation of the spectrum in a partially ionized atmosphere and at a condensed surface. In particular, we describe recent progress in modeling partially ionized atmospheres of central compact objects in supernova remnants, which may have moderately strong fields B ~ 1010 - 1011 G. Special attention is given to polarization of thermal radiation emitted by a neutron star surface. Finally, we briefly describe applications of the theory to observations of thermally emitting isolated neutron stars

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Accepted/In Press date: 4 May 2016
Published date: 30 September 2016
Organisations: Astronomy Group, Applied Mathematics

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Local EPrints ID: 397028
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/397028
PURE UUID: 1cb4b828-8975-42bf-ab20-78aa815351d1
ORCID for Wynn C.G. Ho: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6089-6836

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Date deposited: 20 Jun 2016 11:13
Last modified: 07 Aug 2018 00:32

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